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Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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By Claire Cretors, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Working with Family: Three Generations of Advice

Working with Family: Three Generations of Advice

Being the daughter half of the mother and daughter team running a leading national snack manufacturing organization, I often get asked “How do you make working with family work?" Working in a family business... Read »

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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By David Wolinsky

BCKSTGR's Justin Järvinen on Maintaining your Startup's Family/Work Balance

BCKSTGR's Justin Järvinen on Maintaining your Startup's Family/Work Balance

Most entrepreneurs will tell you to avoid working with family members at all costs. But what can't ever be avoided -- unless you're steadfast on cultivating a life filled with loneliness -- is to work and... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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By David Wolinsky

DOMitp's Pauline Karwowski on Running a Seasonal-Focused Store Year-Round

DOMitp's Pauline Karwowski on Running a Seasonal-Focused Store Year-Round

If you've got a tension toothache from the holidays, imagine running a business that's usually only at the forefront of people's minds only during this time of year. For some, Black Friday isn't one of the last... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Burns & Wilcox's Chicago Director on Being a Third-Generation Company Man

Burns & Wilcox's Chicago Director on Being a Third-Generation Company Man

The prevailing wisdom about working with family members is: don't. It's slightly different territory if you inherit the family business or are working with a parent, but lots of folks decide to work with... Read »

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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By David Wolinsky

What to Know if You’re an Aspiring Minor Entrepreneur (Or the Parent of One)

What to Know if You’re an Aspiring Minor Entrepreneur (Or the Parent of One)

Every so often you hear about or read these stories about tweenaged young’ns blowing up the spot with some gadget they invented. Earlier this year, there was Mallory Kievman, the 13-year-old who created the... Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Back9Booking's Brent Robertson on Working with Family

Back9Booking's Brent Robertson on Working with Family

Even if you're the world's most functional family, chances are you'd think twice between going into business with them. I mean, Norman Rockwell never painted a single portrait of a father and his son and... Read »

Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 at 1:18 AM
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By Carlise Newman

A Family Affair: Evergreen Supply Gets SBA Award

A Family Affair: Evergreen Supply Gets SBA Award

A female-owned and -run small family business, Evergreen Supply Co. gets recognition from the SBA. Read »

Friday, Apr 22, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Why You Should Share Your Shares With Family

Why You Should Share Your Shares With Family

Turns out your mom was right: sharing is caring. Read »

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